AB2000 Ltd, Machinery movement and factory relocation services, Crane hire, contract lift and test weights all supplied in Scotland

Have a piece of factory equipment which needs moved or a new tank or machinery to install?  AB2000 lifting department offers a fully comprehensive “lifting & shifting” service to many areas of the process & maintenance industries.

Our skilled and dedicated lifting team are capable of moving everything from high value machinery to complete factory relocations.  We will visit your sites to enable full and comprehensive planning and assessment of each job.  Full detailed quotations, insurance, method statements, risk assessments and lifting plans are provided for each project.  All of our staff are CPCS qualified.  AB2000 are audited and approved by RISQS, Link-up, Exor, UVDB and FORS as well as Network Rail.

Contact John Muir 07766 815498  and tell him you saw us in PCEM.

We provide the following services

  • Machinery removals/installations
  • Complete factory moves
  • Chiller installations/removals
  • H.U. installations/removals
  • Plant room strip outs
  • Container removal

Our teams have the following resources available to them for each project.

  • Forklifts/telehandlers
  • Mobile cranes
  • Lorry mounted cranes (Hiabs) & heavy haulage
  • Standard machine skates – to state of the art air flotation systems
  • Plant & crane machinery
  • Crane supervisors/appointed persons & slinger/signallers
  • Full transport service
  • Fully insured

Our mobile crane hire division who offers a reliable CPA crane hire and contract lift service across central Scotland, all of our operators are experienced and CPCS qualified.  We also supply specialised heavy transport and storage if required.

Crane services offered

  • CPA Crane Hire – Offered to companies wishing to carry out their own lifting operations (CPA Terms and conditions are available on our web site for download)
  • CPA Contract Lift – A fully comprehensive option offered to companies who wish us to provide a full lifting service, we provide insurance, appointed persons, rigging and slinging personnel, lifting plans and method statements.

Test Weight Hire & Services

  • Have an onsite overhead crane? At AB2000 we are able to offer a proof load testing service on your site using our equipment.
  • We supply a wide range of metal calibrated test weights for use in crane or proof load testing. Our weights range in size from 25kg – 7 t.  Allowing the customer to arrange the weights to suit all load test requirements.
  • We supply a selection of lifting cradles and spreader beams to suit all needs as well as a comprehensive collection of lifting accessories, If we don’t have a product to suit your exact requirement contact us as we offer bespoke solutions to manufacture cradles, beams and test weights .

Equipment Available for hire

  • We hold over 300 Tons of steel block weights from 56lb/25kg hand weights to 7t blocks.
  • Lifting Cradles Fitted with appropriate shackles and wire rope slings ranging from 2t to 100t.
  • A variety of adjustable lifting beams and spreader beams ranging from 2t to 30t.
  • Our calibrated weights and equipment are available for hire across the UK and can be delivered or collected, our specialist team we will be happy to discuss your individual requirements.
  • Our lifting engineer John Hutcheon is a fully qualified and insured Incorporated Engineer (MIET) and lifting tackle inspector with 40 years of experience.

Crane Testing/Proof Load Testing

  • We offer a full load testing service for the following kit either at your site or here at our workshops.
  • 4 yearly crane tests for overhead, mobile, crawler and tower cranes
  • Hiabs/lorry/truck mounted crane testing
  • Testing of fabricated equipment, on/off shore utilisation.
  • Regular as well as one off tests for lifting equipment such as
    • Overhead cranes and hoists
    • Jib cranes
    • Davits
    • Chain hoists (all types)
    • Tirfors
    • Winches
    • Hiabs
    • Lifts
    • Lifting beams
    • Spreader beams
    • Wire rope slings
    • Eyenuts
    • Bespoke lifting jibs and
    • Transportation assemblies for the oil industry


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